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If the greatest player in the history of the National Football League said, “Chiropractic was the key to keeping me in the game,” do you think Chiropractic care could help you with your back pain and other aches and pains?

Well, that’s exactly what happened.    

Jerry Rice, who on November 4, 2010 was named the greatest player in NFL history by NFL Network’s NFL Films production The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players, said:

“I believe in Chiropractic and I know that it works.”

“You probably know about my long and successful career in football.  I’m flattered by the testimonials to my durability. Football is a very rough and vigorous sport.  Many of the pass patterns in a game either long or short require a maximum effort. I took some viscous hits from players nearing twice my size.  Thankfully, I had the durability to withstand these tackles – or I never would have succeeded or lasted for as long as I did.”

“Chiropractic was the key to keeping me in the game.”  

“My first experience with Chiropractic care was right before the Bengal were to play the Bengals in Super Bowl 23.  A couple of our players were injured and a Chiropractor turned thing around. I quickly became a believer and very since I have had the benefit of Chiropractic care.”

“Dancing with the stars was every bit as exhausting and challenging – though not nearly as brutal as football – it required many hours of practice… I had aches and pains that I never had before.  Again, Chiropractic made the difference and kept me dancing and in the competition.”

The average NFL career is extremely short… lasting only 2-4 years.  Injury prematurely ends many young player’s hopes and dreams. Jerry Rice played an astounding 20 years in the NFL.   

If Chiropractic can help Jerry Rice play for 20 years in the NFL… just imagine what it can do for you! At Desired Health Chiropractic, we love helping athletes feel better, function better, and perform better! Call our office today (763) 205-6192 to learn how we can help you enhance your game.

We are here to shock and amaze you!

We all love the junk and fried foods of the fair as a special once a year treat. But in order to make us feel a little better about indulging, we have some “healthier” things about the Minnesota State Fair to share with you.

#7  SHOPPING THERAPY!

The Grandstand building at the MN State Fair has tons of unique vendors selling products and services for anything you can think of.

The  Journal of Psychology and Marketing did a study that revealed 62% of shoppers had purchased something to cheer themselves up, and another 28% had purchased as a form of celebration. So to up your mood and health buy something fun at the fair- within your budget of course.

We are here to shock and amaze you!

We all love the junk and fried foods of the fair as a special once a year treat. But in order to make us feel a little better about indulging, we have some “healthier” things about the Minnesota State Fair to share with you.

#6 HONEY, HONEY!

Locally sourced honey has amazing benefits to helping reduce seasonal allergies. And since the weather is about to change in MN you might want to take home some honey from the Agriculture Horticulture Building. While you are there you can learn all about pollination by bees.

We are here to shock and amaze you!

We all love the junk and fried foods of the fair as a special once a year treat. But in order to make us feel a little better about indulging, we have some “healthier” things about the Minnesota State Fair to share with you.

#5 ANIMAL THERAPY!

The Miracle of Birth Building at the fair will bring joy to anyone’s face. Those newborn baby animals are a delight to kids young and old.

Petting animals has been shown to lower blood pressure and ease tension in muscles. So go find a baby cow, bunny, or chick at the fair to help you feel calmer.

We are here to shock and amaze you!

We all love the junk and fried foods of the fair as a special once a year treat. But in order to make us feel a little better about indulging, we have some “healthier” things about the Minnesota State Fair to share with you.

#4 ADRENALINE FOR THAT GOOD FEELING!

With all the adventurous rides at the fair, you can get a boost in adrenaline when you are feeling a food coma coming on. Hop on a rollercoaster at the Midway, expend some energy by climbing the rock wall, or tackle heights on the ferris wheel or slingshot.

You may get a shot of adrenaline which is a hormone that can leave you with a feeling of increased energy, awareness, and strength.

We are here to shock and amaze you!

We all love the junk and fried foods of the fair as a special once a year treat. But in order to make us feel a little better about indulging, we have some “healthier” things about the Minnesota State Fair to share with you.

#3 102 STEPS TO TONE THOSE LEGS!

The giant slide at the MN state fair is an annual tradition. To go on this 30 second ride you must walk up 102 steps carrying a burlap sack.

Combined with all the walking you do that day, I say it is a leg workout day in the books.

We are here to shock and amaze you!

We all love the junk and fried foods of the fair as a special once a year treat. But in order to make us feel a little better about indulging, we have some “healthier” things about the Minnesota State Fair to share with you.

#2 VITAMIN D FOR THE DAY!

I arrive at the MN fair at 8am and stay until dusk. That is over 10 hours of direct summer sun exposure.

Of course we don’t want anyone to get a sunburn, but the Vitamin D exposure for that day is in full swing.

We are here to shock and amaze you!

We all love the junk and fried foods of the fair as a special once a year treat. But in order to make us feel a little better about indulging, we have some “healthier” things about the Minnesota State Fair to share with you.

#1 GET THAT CARDIO!

The MN state fair grounds are comprised of 322 acres of land near St. Paul where almost 2 million people room the streets in search of fried food on a stick.

It is about ½ mile from the entrance of the fair to the Midway area and another ½ mile from the the Coliseum to Randall Ave. I estimate I walk about 8 miles the day I visit the fair! That is about 16,000 steps and 640 calories. Great job!

“Foot flatness” or “fallen arches” are the result of pronation of the foot. Pronation is when your feet are biomechanically altered causing the arches of the foot drop or collapse. Here are 5 easy exercises to add to your stretching or warm up routines to keep your arches and feet happy.

  1. Gastroc Stretch (Single Leg): Assume a standing position facing a wall with both hands positioned on the wall. Take a large step backwards with one foot, keep your knee straight and position your heel on the floor. Make sure your toes of this leg are positioned straight towards the wall. Slowly move your chest forward and widen the distance between your front and back leg if need be to feel a stretch on the back of your ankle and lower leg.
  2. Balance Training to Activate Foot/Ankle: Assume a standing position on one foot on an exercise disc, wobble training board, or even a small couch pillow. Maintain this position for 30 seconds to 2 minutes and then switch feet.  
  3. Plantar Fascia Massage: Assume a seated position; place arch of foot on tennis ball or can of soup. Slowly roll foot forward and backward over ball. You should feel a gentle stretch in the muscles/soft tissues on the bottom of your toes and foot. Continue for 30 seconds and gently release.
  4. Toe Curls with Elastic Resistance: Assume a seated position in a chair with your foot resting on step. Grasp one end of elastic and wrap other end under heel pulling it up around the top of your toes. Curl toes downward into elastic.
  5. Walking on Toes: Assume a standing position and walk across the floor using only your toes/forefoot. Select a specific amount of steps or distance to make up an exercise set.

At Desired Health Chiropractic we assess biomechanics and neurology of the body so we can find the cause of poor posture before it becomes a chronic issue. We want our athletes to feel, function, and perform at their best.

Call our office today for a free assessment of what you can do to improve your posture and enhance your athletic ability- 763-205-6192.

 

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